Prompts for Doctors Who Write


"Write yourself scared the first day of med school, dying to cure the world..."

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares his own poem, "Prompts (for Doctors Who Write Poetry)."

For more of the Any Good Poem series, see Backyard Mercy and Nursing Home Frontline.

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Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience
of being a doctor every month for the past 23 years in Psychiatric TimesTM in a column called “Poetry of the Times.” He is instructor in psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

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